It is only Thursday of this week and, as one weather tracker said it perfectly – “It’s been the driest year in forty years including nearly all of the northern portion of the State, the entire length of Sierra Nevada and the wide areas of both the southern part and the Mohave Desert in California.”

Due to the sheer number of wildfires that ignited this afternoon and into the evening, we are going to group these together to help avoid catching your social media ablaze!

94 FIRE | Barrett Junction (San Diego County)

Credit: CAL FIRE/San Diego Co FD

Started 4/29/2021 Thursday.

Located in the intersection of Campo Road (CA-94) and Barrett Junction and near the community of Potrero.3 total acres. Tankers 70, 71 and Copters 12 and 129 were on-scene. Cause: Car fire into wildfire interface.

Status: Forward ROS stopped. Mopping up.

BURSO FIRE | South of Campo Fire (Calaveras County)

Started 4/29/2021 Thursday.

Fire reported 1502 PT. Located south of the Campo Fire. 2 acres with moderate rate of spread. One structure was threatened. Copter 404 was tasked with dropping overhead. Was located behind a church at Highway 12 and Burson Road.

Status: Forward ROS stopped.

CAMPO FIRE | Valley Springs (Calaveras County)

Started 4/29/2021 Thursday.

Located off of buckboard Lane x Campo Seco Road.

CAL FIRE firefighters responded at 1328 PT for a brush fire near Valley Springs in Calaveras County. 1st due reported 3-4 acres with moderate of spread burning uphill. 1620 PT to a fire approximately 30 acres. It has now reached 150 acres. 0% containment status.

Credit: PGE

Air resources dipped from a local resident’s pond.

Incident Cooperators include: Calveras County OES, CAL FIRE TCU.

Mandatory evacuation orders in effect for: Lorea Road and for portions of Watertown and Paloma Roads.

Temp shelter open: Calaveras HS. 350 Highschool Street, San Andreas.

Status: 150 acres. 0% contained.

COUNTRY FIRE | Near Thousand Oaks (Ventura County)

Started 4/29/2021 Thursday.

Firefighters arrived approximately at 1538 PT to a 1-acre brush fire with moderate rate of spread. Fire crews quickly evaluated the access point and entered towards the perimeter.

Credit: Ventura County FD

Fire increased to about 10 acres at 1559, with the fire moving towards and bumping up against Via Colinas and Country Valley Roads. Structure protection was in place.

About 1,191 contacts were notified via the Ventura County emergency alert system. Mandatory evacuations were put into place.

60 firefighters are still assigned to this incident but some air resources are being released. Incident cooperators: VCFD, VCFD PIO, ToaksVCSO, County Ventura and the Ventura County Sheriff. Lead Fire Agency: Sutter County FD.

No reports of damage or destruction to homes; or injuries reported to civilians or firefighters.

Status: 28 acres. 50% contained. Structure protection group, heli spot terminated. [1843 PT]

DELL FIRE | Upper Lake (Lake County)

Started 4/29/2021. Brush Fire. Located about 4-5 miles west of Upper Lake in Lake County. In timber and running uphill towards the ridgetop. Forward progression stopped at 1754. Some engines and a copter were released.

Cause: Escaped from previously controlled burn.

Status: 2 acres. Forward progression stopped. [1754 PT]

KIRKER FIRE | Pittsburg (Contra Costa County)


MORO FIRE | Near Prunedale (Monterey County)

Started 4/29/2021.

Located on City Creek Road.

Status: Forward POS stopped. [1504`

SKY FIRE | South of Clearlake (Lake County)

Credit: PG&E

Started 4/29/2021 1425 PT.

Located off of Morgan Valley Road and Sloan Ranch Road, southeast of Clearlake in Lake County. Lead Agency: CAL FIRE SLNU.

Status: 45 acres. 20% contained. [1615 PT]

VIRGENES FIRE | Agoura Hills (Los Angeles County)

Credit: Edison

Started 4/29/2021.

Located next to the 101 Freeway at Las Virgenes. VCFD units were dispatched at 1414 for a first alarm brush fire response. No structures were threatened but near a construction zone.

Status: Forward ROS stopped. 5 acres. All resources released. [1423 PT]

WISECARVER FIRE | Lyons Valley (San Diego County)

Started 4/29/2021. 0.25 acre.

Status: Forward ROS stopped. [1450 PT]

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